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Punjab: Transgenders seek reservation in Muncipal Corporations

ANI  |  Ludhiana (Punjab) [India] 

In line with their demand for reservation of seats in the Municipal Corporations, Punjab's community protested outside the Deputy Commissioner's office seeking its approval to contest the upcoming Municipal polls in

They demonstrated by clapping their hands and dancing, while demanding to allow them to contest elections in their ward.

According to the protesting community, the Supreme has also directed all the governments to provide reservations in elections. Still, many governments are not giving the reservations.

One of the protesting transgenders told ANI, "The ordered the to provide us a seat in the but the is not implementing this. We demand from the state to give us a seat so that we can contest elections."

Seeking to get reservation for the third gender persons, a social organisation Mahatar along with the protestors submitted a memorandum to the on the issue.

Mahatar Sathi Jagriti Manch's said, "As per the Supreme Judgment, the third gender should be given due rights like Males and females. They should not be discriminated on the basis of gender. The district authorities should read the judgment and give them legal right to fight Municipal Corporation Elections. They should be given reservation in the upcoming MC elections under the OBC category."

Meanwhile, Additional of has assured the protestors that the demand letter has been taken and will forward the matter to the government.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 07:25 IST